British boaters are being encouraged to support their local boating networks wherever possible during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
As Boating Business reports, the RYA is asking people to think again before cancelling payments to sailing clubs, marinas, class associations and other marine-related bodies to support them through the lockdown period.
“During these hugely challenging times people are looking at where they can cut costs,” said RYA sport development manager Alistair Dickson.
“However, we would urge boaters to think carefully about whether they need to cancel direct debits, subscriptions or other payments as many organisations will be depending on this support to them through this difficult period.”
In Northern Ireland, the RYANI says it will “endeavour to keep meaningful engagement with all clubs and organisations” as it briefs Stormont on the challenges facing the NI boating community and calls for inclusion in Executive support packages.